Global Patent Index - EP 1238496 A1

EP 1238496 A1 2002-09-11 - IMPROVEMENTS IN OR RELATING TO INTERNET ACCESS

Title (en)

IMPROVEMENTS IN OR RELATING TO INTERNET ACCESS

Title (de)

VERBESSERUNGEN FÜR ODER IN BEZUG AUF INTERNET ZUGANG

Title (fr)

AMELIORATIONS APPORTEES OU ASSOCIEES A L'ACCES INTERNET

Publication

EP 1238496 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00985553 A

Priority

  • GB 0004785 W
  • GB 9929877 A
  • GB 0024467 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0145332A1] Described herein is a method of controlling data flow between a local network (120) and a remote network (30) via a geostationary satellite link (40, 46, 48). The local network (120) comprises a sending host (22) and a connection splitting node (124) which includes a throttling unit (150). The remote network (30) comprises a receiving host (32) which is connected to a second connection splitting node (142) having a buffer (152) via the internet (34). The data flow rate from the local network (120) is throttled to provide a data flow rate which substantially matches that which can be handled by the remote network (30) so that the buffer (152) at the second connection splitting node (142) is not overfilled.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04L 12/56

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04L 12/801 (2013.01); H04L 12/841 (2013.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04L 47/193 (2013.01); H04L 47/10 (2013.01); H04L 47/14 (2013.01); H04L 47/283 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0145332A1

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EPO simple patent family

WO 0145332 A1 20010621; AU 2196401 A 20010625; EP 1238496 A1 20020911; EP 1238496 B1 20080806; US 2003103466 A1 20030605; US 7315513 B2 20080101

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